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Originally Posted by brandonlyz View Post
 

Yes that's true. However, the OP was looking for a headphone that would still provide a kick even whilst using an unamped source, so I felt that the COP were probably the best way to go.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

I would rate the WS99 as better than the Npulse in overall sound quality. The bass is better and well defined too. However it needs an amp to shine while the Npulse runs off anything.

I use a Headstage Arrow 4G and it sounds fantastic with the WS99.

 

brandonlyz, thanks, the COP were not on my radar screen, those look very nice especially the adjustable bass feature.

 

I know that numbers don't always tell the whole story, but since I'm unamped, I'm looking closely at the specs:

 

JVC HA-SZ1000: ($164)

Impedance: 16 Ohms;
Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW;
30/55mm drivers

 

C.O.P. ($179)

Sensitivity: 96 dB/m\W

Impedance: 16 ohms

50mm driver (?)

 

ATH-WS99: ($217) 

Sensitivity: 102 dB/m\W

Impedance: 37 ohms

53mm driver

 

Npulse: ($180)

can't find specs anywhere

 

 

Assuming I'm willing to strap freakishly huge cans on my dome in the name of MOAR BASS, would it stand to reason that the SZ1000 would hit the hardest from an unamped source since it has the highest sensitivity and lowest impedance out of the contenders? 

 

 

 

 

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I feel like a freaking idiot after wasting hours with that room eq crap that APO plugs. That stuff is too damn bloated. Long story short, install APO and a graphics user interface like Peace. I like the Peace GUI. DO NOT try to use the thing APO mentions as you have to spend several hours trying to even download the thing.

Yeah, a lot has changed since I last got it for the first time. I only remember it being super easy with the guide. Nice find on that Peace GUI though, thanks for mentioning that. 

 

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Originally Posted by ShibeSuchBass View Post
Nevertheless, I would like a central place to list IEM's with the best bass (deep, power, etc.) and others can ask about them or other sets and add to the list or just whatever. Then again, I like organization and uniformity, so it's just natural I want a central location for that topic, and it helps that I love bass, like we all do here.
Yeah, you're right. I could have sworn there was a basshead compendium for iem's on here somewhere but there isn't. I can't think of anywhere that has a good list of basshead iem's. I had to read a bunch of reviews on thl.com to find a pair of custom in-ears with plenty of bass as well as doing everything else competently in the $200-$300 range. I think it might be because the amount of users into iem's is a lot smaller than for headphones on here, naturally. I would really encourage the creation of such a place though. 

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brandonlyz, thanks, the COP were not on my radar screen, those look very nice especially the adjustable bass feature.

I know that numbers don't always tell the whole story, but since I'm unamped, I'm looking closely at the specs:

JVC HA-SZ1000: ($164)
Impedance: 16 Ohms;

Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW;

30/55mm drivers

C.O.P. ($179)
Sensitivity: 96 dB/m\W
Impedance: 16 ohms
50mm driver (?)

ATH-WS99: ($217) 
Sensitivity: 102 dB/m\W
Impedance: 37 ohms
53mm driver

Npulse: ($180)
can't find specs anywhere


Assuming I'm willing to strap freakishly huge cans on my dome in the name of MOAR BASS, would it stand to reason that the SZ1000 would hit the hardest from an unamped source since it has the highest sensitivity and lowest impedance out of the contenders? 













I would recommend that to get a slightly better idea, you should look at the frequency response curves of the individual headphones. They can be found on websites such as head room. However, the best judgement wound be reserved for you to simply audition them yourself.

You need to understand that the COP were designed for scenarios whereby one song may need heavy bass jousting while another may require a decreased bass response to avoid it from being too overwhelming. Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by trancefiend View Post
 

 

 

 

brandonlyz, thanks, the COP were not on my radar screen, those look very nice especially the adjustable bass feature.

 

I know that numbers don't always tell the whole story, but since I'm unamped, I'm looking closely at the specs:

 

JVC HA-SZ1000: ($164)

Impedance: 16 Ohms;
Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW;
30/55mm drivers

 

C.O.P. ($179)

Sensitivity: 96 dB/m\W

Impedance: 16 ohms

50mm driver (?)

 

ATH-WS99: ($217) 

Sensitivity: 102 dB/m\W

Impedance: 37 ohms

53mm driver

 

Npulse: ($180)

can't find specs anywhere

 

 

Assuming I'm willing to strap freakishly huge cans on my dome in the name of MOAR BASS, would it stand to reason that the SZ1000 would hit the hardest from an unamped source since it has the highest sensitivity and lowest impedance out of the contenders? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The specs lie:D

 

The sz1000 will never give the bass they are capable of or even be acceptable

 

Low electric input with a big sub-bass slope will bring on distortion.

 

The order for me anyway  would be

 

npulse

ws99

sz1000

 

if no amp

 

 

if with an amp that list is inverted.

That's a trip but it's true.

 

You can run an Npulse off an ipod and a ws99 too but not an SZ.

The ws99 really should have an amp and an sz must have one.

 

Specs and graphs are parts of a puzzle.

The community in here is developing or drawing some folks who specialize or seem to know about one or the other or both or more. It's good for the thread.

 For the guy who asked what "impact bass" is..

 

It's what you feel through the pads on your skull as opposed to just in the area within the pads...your ears.

The meat jelly of flesh on your face and neck can be jiggled and vibed which is a trip. Once you have done that you never ever can go back

 

 

Beats gave me the first taste of pads transferring energy and then the hunt was on. I'm a Beats baby I guess? Looking back now they couldn't make a top 20 list. Still hall of fame cans for the impact<<<<<<see what I did there;)........the impact they had on an industry.

 

 

 

Jiggle some neck flesh.

 

That's what we are doing and that is impact bass

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